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1778 - Composer Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm was born.
1835 - Composer Henryk Wieniawski was born.
1900 - ‘His Master’s Voice’, was registered with the U.S. Patent
Office. The logo of the Victor Recording Company, and later,
RCA Victor, shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn
of a gramophone machine.
1936 - Billie Holiday recorded "Billie’s Blues."
1964 - "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" by Manfred Mann was released in the U.K.
1965 - Wilson Pickett's "In The Midnight Hour" was released.
1967 - Bobbie Gentry recorded "Ode to Billie Joe."
1968 - Eric Clapton announced that Cream would break up following
a farewell tour.
1971 - Three Dog Night's "Liar" was released.
1975 - The "Gladys Knight & the Pips" summer series premiered on
1975 - Cher filed for divorce from Greg Allman, just ten days after
the couple had married.
1979 - Chuck Berry was sentenced to four months in prison for
income tax evasion.
1985 - The Prince song "Poplife" was released.
1986 - Jerry Garcia lapsed into a diabetic coma. He was released
from the hospital a couple of weeks later.
1993 - Bob Segar and Juanita Dorricott were married.
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1997 - Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) and Lucho Brieva were married.
1998 - Sheena Easton filed for divorce from her husband of 11
months, Timothy Delarm.
2000 - Diana Ross announced that the "Diana Ross and the Supremes
'Return to Love' Tour" had been cancelled by its producers.
2000 - The David Orgell jewelry store in Beverly Hills, CA, filed a $1.45 million lawsuit against Michael Jackson. The suit was over a diamond-encrusted wristwatch that was returned to the store damaged.
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2000 - Stephen Hutton filed suit against Kid Rock for "breach of contract and unjust enrichment." Hutton had been fired several weeks before after a dispute over compensation.
2002 - Dolly Parton launched a 13-city tour. It was her first tour in decades.
2002 - Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli announced that they had secretly separated 10 months before. There was no indication that the two planned to get formally divorced.
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2010 - Queen Elizabeth II addressed the United Nations for the first time since 1957. It was her first visit to New York in more than 30 years.